Post Carbon Adviser Mia Birk provided the inspiration behind this story about Karen Greene's new bike book library in Pima County Arizona.
From the article:
Levinson estimates that his Book Bike has handed out more than 4,000 new and used books since July 2008, according to the website www.bookbike.org
His efforts have drawn media attention that ranges from the Chicago Tribune to PBS to The New Yorker. He has inspired similar efforts.
Still, Greene didn't put the idea into motion until she read "Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet," by Mia Birk, who appeared at the Tucson Festival of Books last year, and lectured as one of several activities presented by the Living Streets Alliance.
"I was absolutely inspired," said Greene, 43, a former middle school librarian.
Birk wrote about her tenure as Portland's bicycle program manager and tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a group of "determined visionaries" transformed Portland into a cycling mecca that has inspired other communities.
"I really saw the difference that one person made in a city," said Greene, who lives near downtown and loves riding her three-speed bike.